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vertigo, unknown causes

By Anonymous November 17, 2011 - 2:15pm
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I have been suffering from subjectice vertigo for a year and a half now. It first started like sensation of falling down just before falling asleep, but it did not bother me during the day. Then it also startde during I was awake. It feels like i am fallling on on side when there is no movement, and there are differernt sides in question. It also appeasr when I am in a lying or sitting position, not just when I am walking or standing. I did blood tests - normal accept my holesterol is 7, heart is ok, i did head MR it showed no structures on brain, I did carotide dopler and it was ok. I also did very detailed tests for inner ear and they were all ok. I really dont know what to do anymore. I am 36 years old, I am journalist and it gives me problems.

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I did some research to address your situation. As you well know, but other readers may not, subjective vertigo is the sensation that you are moving.

Vertigo has a few causes:

inflammation of the inner ear

Meniere's disease

acoustic neuroma

decreased blood flow to the base of the brain

symptom of associated with migraine headaches and multiple sclerosis

complications of diabetes can lead to artherosclerosis, (hardening of the arteries) which decreased blood flow to the brain

You said that you have been tested but no cause has been identified. Has your doctor prescribed any treatment. There are medications used to treat vertigo. These include Antivert, Benedryl. Transderm Scop, Phenergan and Valium. These medications should only be taken as directed and under the supervision of a physician.


November 17, 2011 - 5:05pm
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